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Michelin-Starred Italian Chef Massimo Bottura Is Coming to Los Angeles

He’s speaking, not cooking, don’t freak out

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Want to get an up close and personal look at chef Massimo Bottura? It’s easy enough to do if you’re willing to shell out a few bucks to listen to the man speak on a panel about food waste.

The Michelin-starred Chef’s Table hero behind Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy is set to talk all about food waste in the restaurant industry with Jenny Jay and Amy Hammes, a duo of super-smart women working to bring the world closer to a zero-waste lifestyle. Evan Kleiman will be there as well, moderating the whole thing.

The symposium is called, correctly enough, Food Waste: Solutions Informed by Science (And What to Do With Your Leftovers). It lands on Tuesday, May 2 at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse inside Macgowan Hall, and you can get general admission tickets through the UCLA central ticket office for a cool $25. If you happen to be a student, you might even be able to score some limited $5 tickets too, but either way you should act fast, because it’s a safe bet this one is going to sell out quick.